Can workspace technology really help improve your health?
Business leaders wrestle with a multitude of issues and trends that impact profitability and productivity, and employee wellbeing has risen in their hierarchy of priorities. In the past, employees’ posture at their desks was rarely included in their wellness concerns. That mindset has changed as “occupational ergonomic hazards” — like slouching at your desk — have come into focus as a bottom-line business challenge.
Bad posture can trigger a host of maladies – the most prevalent being back and neck pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, in the U.S., back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost workdays a year – two full workdays for every full-time worker. Estimates of the cost and lost revenue from neck and back pain range from $50 to $100 billion per year and the problem is escalating. According to the American Posture Institute, we’re slouching more now than ever.